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Nigerian Army renames ‘Operation Python Dance’ in South East to ‘Atilogwu Udo’



The Nigerian army has announced a change in the name of one of its ongoing internal security exercises, Operation Python Dance, in the southeast region of Nigeria.

Latest Nageria newspaper report that The Nigerian army’s media operations coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, said in a statement that Operation Python Dance “Egwu Eke”, which covers the southeast region of the country, will now be called Atilogwu Udo.

The statement said: “The Nigerian Army authorities wish to inform the general public about the name change of one of their annual training exercise codes called” Exercise EGWUEKE “to” Exercise ATILOGWU UDO “.

Latest Nageria newspaper report that The annual training exercise began in 2016 and has consistently recorded notable successes since its introduction. The use, which covers the southeastern region of the country, is designed to combat criminal activities, including kidnappings, armed robberies, clashes between cults, and communal, among other misdemeanors.

“All other information related to the Exercise contained in the previous press release and the press conference issued by the Army Headquarters remains unchanged.

“The Chief of the Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, wishes to reiterate the commitment of the Nigerian Army to protect the lives and property of citizens, especially during these months of Ember and the next Yuletide season.

Latest Nageria newspaper report that He also wishes to request the support and understanding of all well-intentioned Nigerians to provide a safe environment for every one.”